Monday, July 6, 2009

The Bacon List Scoreboard

Seems like a good idea to tally up the scores and see how the various bacons stacked up. I'm sure most of you are scoring at home, but for those that aren't, here's a quick-n-dirty rundown for you:

  1. Broadbent's Original Hickory Smoked 9.1
  2. Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked 8.5
  3. Father's Hickory Smoked Country Bacon 7.7
  4. Kirkland Hickory Smoked 6.0
  5. Dutch Farms 6.0
  6. Andy's Deli Smoked Slab Bacon 4.0
  7. Cudahy Signature Applewood Smoked 3.0
  8. Gusto Brand Bulk Bacon 2.0

More to come soon! Anyone have a particular bacon that you think I should try and review? Let me know!


Pete said...

You must review Nueskes applewood smoked bacon, the choice of every discerning fine-dining chef I've worked for all over the country. Absolutely marvelous. I highly recommend buying it in slab form, and hand-cutting slices, or lardons for salads, or anything really.

I live in Indianapolis, and recently found it in a 'Fresh Market' grocery store here, but before that would have to get my chef friends to order it for me, or order from their website. I'm quite sure you can find it in Chicago with ease though.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Pete, While I haven't tried all of the brands on your list, I do know that the Nueske's brand bacon rocks! The company is awesome and you are able to find it with a little more ease. Nueske's is my go to specialty/ splurge bacon when I cook. Jeff K. Beecher,Il

Kelly said...

Hi! Check out Compart Family Farms:

and Vand Rose Farms:

Both Duroc pigs.. Wonder how it will compare to Niman or Nueskes..